Period
to 17 November 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester with a requirement for SC Cleared qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 17 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Security Check (SC) Clearance
North West > Manchester
6 months to
17 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 54 68 50
Rank change year-on-year +14 -18 +28
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 118 79 127
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 3.80% 2.67% 3.54%
As % of the Qualifications category 25.21% 18.04% 22.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 95 38 82
Manchester median daily rate £425 £428 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.58% -10.00% +11.76%
10th Percentile £363 £205 £353
90th Percentile £613 £500 £711
North West median daily rate £425 £414 £450
% change year-on-year +2.72% -8.06% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 8 0
Manchester median hourly rate £35.00 £47.75 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -26.70% - -
North West median hourly rate £35.00 £42.75 £42.73
% change year-on-year -18.13% +0.05% +22.09%

SC Cleared is in the Academic Qualifications and Professional Certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Manchester
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 468 438 561
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 15.05% 14.81% 15.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 309 251 326
Manchester median daily rate £400 £400 £423
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -5.33% +12.67%
10th Percentile £225 £163 £206
90th Percentile £575 £586 £581
North West median daily rate £410 £400 £425
% change year-on-year +2.50% -5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 26 14
Manchester median hourly rate £20.00 £17.43 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.74% +20.21% -
10th Percentile £11.63 £13.52 £12.21
90th Percentile £32.50 £55.00 £33.53
North West median hourly rate £29.00 £38.13 £26.25
% change year-on-year -23.93% +45.24% -13.99%

SC Cleared
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

Job postings citing SC Cleared as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Manchester.

Job vacancy trend for SC Cleared in Manchester

SC Cleared
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SC Cleared in Manchester.

Contractor daily rate trend for SC Cleared in Manchester

SC Cleared
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SC Cleared in Manchester over the 6 months to 17 November 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SC Cleared in Manchester

SC Cleared
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing SC Cleared in Manchester.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SC Cleared in Manchester

SC Cleared
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SC Cleared within the Manchester region over the 6 months to 17 November 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Salford +3 18 £550 +29.41% 7
Bolton +2 1 - - 1
Cheadle -5 1 £375 -
Sale - 1 £400 -
Wigan - 1 £133 -
Altrincham - 1 - -
SC Cleared
North West

For the 6 months to 17 November 2018, IT contractor jobs citing SC Cleared also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Manchester region with a requirement for SC Cleared.

1 118 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 29 (24.58%) Cisco
3 27 (22.88%) Network Design
4 24 (20.34%) Agile Software Development
5 22 (18.64%) Firewall
6 21 (17.80%) Amazon AWS
7 19 (16.10%) Project Management
7 19 (16.10%) Data Centre
8 18 (15.25%) DevOps
8 18 (15.25%) PRINCE2
9 17 (14.41%) Linux
10 16 (13.56%) Continuous Integration
11 13 (11.02%) Open Source
11 13 (11.02%) Deployment Automation
12 12 (10.17%) Scrum
12 12 (10.17%) ITIL
13 11 (9.32%) VMware
13 11 (9.32%) Migration
13 11 (9.32%) Wireless
14 10 (8.47%) Stakeholder Management
14 10 (8.47%) SQL
14 10 (8.47%) Degree
14 10 (8.47%) 802.1X
14 10 (8.47%) Cisco Wireless
15 9 (7.63%) HMG Security Policy Framework
15 9 (7.63%) Private Cloud
15 9 (7.63%) Problem-Solving
15 9 (7.63%) Office 365
15 9 (7.63%) Jenkins
15 9 (7.63%) Oracle

SC Cleared
Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 4 (3.39%) Confluence
1 4 (3.39%) Elasticsearch
1 4 (3.39%) SharePoint
2 3 (2.54%) Apache
2 3 (2.54%) ArcGIS
3 2 (1.69%) IIS
3 2 (1.69%) JBoss
3 2 (1.69%) Jetty
3 2 (1.69%) Mongrel
3 2 (1.69%) nginx
3 2 (1.69%) SAS
3 2 (1.69%) Tomcat
3 2 (1.69%) Tuxedo
3 2 (1.69%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (0.85%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.85%) Skype for Business
4 1 (0.85%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 1 (0.85%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.85%) SAP MM
1 1 (0.85%) SAP PP
Cloud Services
1 21 (17.80%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (7.63%) Office 365
3 8 (6.78%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (4.24%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 4 (3.39%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (2.54%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 3 (2.54%) AWS CloudTrail
7 2 (1.69%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (1.69%) Google App Engine
7 2 (1.69%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.85%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 22 (18.64%) Firewall
2 11 (9.32%) Wireless
3 10 (8.47%) Cisco Wireless
4 9 (7.63%) LAN
5 7 (5.93%) 802.11
5 7 (5.93%) WLAN
6 6 (5.08%) Cisco ISE
6 6 (5.08%) DNS
7 5 (4.24%) DHCP
7 5 (4.24%) TCP/IP
8 4 (3.39%) WAN
8 4 (3.39%) Wi-Fi
9 3 (2.54%) BGP
9 3 (2.54%) BIG-IP
9 3 (2.54%) Cisco Firepower
9 3 (2.54%) Cisco Nexus
9 3 (2.54%) Network Security
9 3 (2.54%) OSPF
9 3 (2.54%) VoIP
9 3 (2.54%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (6.78%) MySQL
2 6 (5.08%) Hadoop
3 5 (4.24%) Pentaho
4 4 (3.39%) Big Data
4 4 (3.39%) Data Mining
5 3 (2.54%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (2.54%) Ingres
5 3 (2.54%) RDBMS
5 3 (2.54%) Relational Database
6 2 (1.69%) BusinessObjects
6 2 (1.69%) DB2
6 2 (1.69%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (1.69%) SQL Server
7 1 (0.85%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
7 1 (0.85%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 9 (7.63%) Jenkins
2 7 (5.93%) Artifactory
2 7 (5.93%) Git (software)
3 5 (4.24%) JIRA
4 2 (1.69%) Octopus Deploy
4 2 (1.69%) Selenium
4 2 (1.69%) Travis CI
5 1 (0.85%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (0.85%) LabVIEW
5 1 (0.85%) MSI
5 1 (0.85%) TeamCity
General
1 3 (2.54%) Aerospace
1 3 (2.54%) Military
2 1 (0.85%) Finance
2 1 (0.85%) Legal
Job Titles
1 24 (20.34%) Architect
2 21 (17.80%) Project Manager
3 18 (15.25%) Operations Engineer
4 14 (11.86%) Network Engineer
4 14 (11.86%) Senior Operations Engineer
5 10 (8.47%) Network Operations Engineer
5 10 (8.47%) Senior Network Engineer
6 9 (7.63%) Developer
6 9 (7.63%) Technical Architect
7 8 (6.78%) SC Cleared Project Manager
7 8 (6.78%) Senior Network Operations Engineer
8 7 (5.93%) Network Architect
9 6 (5.08%) DevOps Engineer
10 4 (3.39%) Analyst
10 4 (3.39%) Consultant
10 4 (3.39%) Infrastructure Manager
10 4 (3.39%) Infrastructure Project Manager
10 4 (3.39%) Office 365 Manager
10 4 (3.39%) Office 365 Project Manager
10 4 (3.39%) Security Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (8.47%) 802.1X
2 5 (4.24%) .NET
2 5 (4.24%) Elastic Stack
3 4 (3.39%) Middleware
4 3 (2.54%) RabbitMQ
4 3 (2.54%) Sensu
5 2 (1.69%) ASP.NET
5 2 (1.69%) J2EE
5 2 (1.69%) Servlets
6 1 (0.85%) HTML
6 1 (0.85%) jQuery
6 1 (0.85%) LAMP
6 1 (0.85%) Velocity
6 1 (0.85%) WAMP
6 1 (0.85%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 19 (16.10%) Data Centre
2 9 (7.63%) Private Cloud
3 6 (5.08%) Management Information System
4 3 (2.54%) Self-Motivation
5 2 (1.69%) CMDB
6 1 (0.85%) Clustering
6 1 (0.85%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 1 (0.85%) Public Cloud
6 1 (0.85%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 17 (14.41%) Linux
2 7 (5.93%) Unix
3 5 (4.24%) Windows
4 4 (3.39%) Windows Server
5 3 (2.54%) CentOS
6 2 (1.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.85%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.85%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.85%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.85%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (22.88%) Network Design
2 24 (20.34%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (16.10%) Project Management
4 18 (15.25%) DevOps
4 18 (15.25%) PRINCE2
5 16 (13.56%) Continuous Integration
6 13 (11.02%) Deployment Automation
6 13 (11.02%) Open Source
7 12 (10.17%) ITIL
7 12 (10.17%) Scrum
8 11 (9.32%) Migration
9 10 (8.47%) Stakeholder Management
10 9 (7.63%) Problem-Solving
11 8 (6.78%) Configuration Management
11 8 (6.78%) Load Balancing
12 7 (5.93%) Continuous Delivery
12 7 (5.93%) Continuous Deployment
12 7 (5.93%) Cybersecurity
12 7 (5.93%) Data Modelling
13 6 (5.08%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 10 (8.47%) SQL
2 9 (7.63%) Java
3 8 (6.78%) Shell Script
4 5 (4.24%) C
5 4 (3.39%) Ruby
6 2 (1.69%) C#
6 2 (1.69%) Perl
6 2 (1.69%) Python
7 1 (0.85%) Apex Code
7 1 (0.85%) C++
7 1 (0.85%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.85%) PHP
7 1 (0.85%) PowerShell
7 1 (0.85%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 118 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 10 (8.47%) Degree
3 6 (5.08%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (2.54%) CCDP
4 3 (2.54%) CCIE
4 3 (2.54%) CCNP
4 3 (2.54%) CISSP
5 2 (1.69%) AWS Certification
5 2 (1.69%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (1.69%) CISM
5 2 (1.69%) CRISC
6 1 (0.85%) CISMP
6 1 (0.85%) CREST Certified
6 1 (0.85%) ISEB
6 1 (0.85%) OSCP
6 1 (0.85%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.85%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (0.85%) Tigerscheme
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (7.63%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 6 (5.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (2.54%) ISO/IEC 27005
4 2 (1.69%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (0.85%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.85%) GDPR
5 1 (0.85%) QA
5 1 (0.85%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (6.78%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.69%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.69%) Xen
3 1 (0.85%) Docker
Systems Management
1 7 (5.93%) Puppet
2 5 (4.24%) Ansible
2 5 (4.24%) Cisco Prime
2 5 (4.24%) Terraform
3 3 (2.54%) Forum Sentry
3 3 (2.54%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.85%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (0.85%) SCCM
Vendors
1 29 (24.58%) Cisco
2 11 (9.32%) VMware
3 9 (7.63%) Oracle
4 7 (5.93%) Microsoft
5 4 (3.39%) AlienVault
5 4 (3.39%) BMC
5 4 (3.39%) ServiceNow
5 4 (3.39%) SolarWinds
6 3 (2.54%) Cloudera
6 3 (2.54%) F5
6 3 (2.54%) Infoblox
6 3 (2.54%) Meraki
6 3 (2.54%) Palo Alto
6 3 (2.54%) Red Hat
6 3 (2.54%) SAP
7 2 (1.69%) Google
8 1 (0.85%) Citrix
8 1 (0.85%) EMC
8 1 (0.85%) HP
8 1 (0.85%) Salesforce.com